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Welcome to the International Department - providing practical support, training, information and advice to law firms and legal professionals working abroad, or exploring international opportunities.

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Register now for the Invest Africa - Business Council for Africa's Annual Debate 2018

Invest Africa - Business Council for Africa’s flagship event, The Annual Debate, returns to the Law Society in April for its fourth edition.

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ILFA Flagship Secondship Programme: Apply now for 2018 legal placements

Applications are now being accepted for the 2018 ILFA Flagship Secondship Programme.

All in Africa and the Middle East


Introducing a PPP concept to Uzbekistan

Read the article by Centil’s Umid Aripdjanov to gain a better understanding of potential changes to Uzbekistan’s PPP law and arising opportunities

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English legal summit in Kazakhstan - Join us in Almaty and Astana from 23-25 April

The Law Society in cooperation with the Bar Council of England and Wales and the UK Ministry of Justice is organising a Legal is Great summit in Kazakhstan

All in CIS

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Honduran Human Rights Defender, Dina Meza, visits the Law Society

2 February 2018

On 31 January 2018, Dina Meza, the celebrated independent journalist and human rights defender, founder of PEN-Honduras, recipient of the 2007 special Amnesty International UK prize for journalists at risk, and the 2014 Oxfam/Novib PEN International Freedom of Expression prize, visited the Law Society.


PACE calls for a European Convention on the Profession of Lawyer

29 January 2018

A major step forward for human rights in Europe as the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE) calls for the drafting of a European Convention on the Profession of Lawyer

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Endangered Lawyers: Poland's creeping coup

24 January 2018

Lawyers across Europe have a duty to make their voices heard and support their colleagues and judges in Poland whose independence is under threat at this very moment.

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Opening of the Legal Year: Seminar on Diversity in the legal profession

9 November 2017

On 3rd October, the Law Society’s Vice President Christina Blacklaws chaired the OLY seminar on Diversity in the legal profession. 

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Sue Willman, Law Society Human Rights Committee member joins a team of experts on an ILAC judicial assessment mission in Guatemala

23 October 2017

Sue Willman*, Law Society Human Rights Committee member and Partner at Deighton Pierce Glynn Solicitors, joins a team of experts on an ILAC** judicial assessment mission to investigate the situation of the rule of law in Guatemala. Sue Willman is the Law Society’s delegate on this mission.

All International rule of law

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Opportunity for law firms to host a lawyer from Latin America

Applications are now open for firms to host a lawyer from Latin America for a one or two week placement in in London in May 2018.

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Opportunity to join the Brazilian British Lawyers Exchange ProgrammeVideo

Applications are now open for Brazilian lawyers interested in joining the Brazilian British Lawyers Exchange Programme in London this Spring.

All in Americas and Carribean

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The International Division is our exclusive membership service which provides law firms, in-house legal teams and legal practitioners with the contacts, tools, profile and latest market intelligence to develop international links and thrive in the global marketplace.

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Download the International Calendar

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Click on the link below to see a list of the International department's activities for 2017.

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